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Australian National Flag to fly at Half-Mast Sunday for the dead President of Namibia

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To: All Flag Marshals – Action Australia Wide and relevant overseas posts

Australian National Flag to fly at Half-Mast

Sunday 25 February 2024

 His Excellency Dr Hage Geingob


His Excellency Dr Hage Geingob, President of Namibia, died on 4 February 2024.

As a mark of mourning and respect, and in accordance with protocol, the Australian National Flag should be flown at half-mast all day on Sunday 25 February 2024Australia wide from all buildings and establishments occupied by Australian Government departments and affiliated agencies. Other organisations are welcome to participate.

When flying the Australian National Flag with other flags, all flags in the set should be flown at half-mast.

  • If a set of flags includes the flags of other nations, it would be appropriate to seek permission from the diplomatic representatives of that nation to half-mast their flag.
  • An acceptable half-mast position would be when the top of the flag is a third of the distance down from the top of the flagpole.
  • Information on flag protocol is available at

The financial and staffing implications arising from weekend flag marshal duties are the responsibility of each organisation.  

Your assistance is appreciated.

Commonwealth Flag Officer

23 February 2024

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
1 National Circuit